ASUS Announces Android 9.0 Pie Update for ZenFone 5 Series


The new system update brings several new features, including an all-new contextual pop-up volume bar and a new Magnifier feature for easier copy-and-paste

ASUS today announced that the ZenFone 5 Series (ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z) is scheduled to receive the Android 9.0 Pie system update in the very near future. The new software will be distributed automatically via a firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update according to the schedule listed below.
Model Model No. Android 9.0 Pie Release Schedule 
ZenFone 5 ZE620KL Early-Q1 2019
ZenFone 5Z  ZS620KL/ZS621KL  End-January 2019

Instructions - automatic FOTA procedure

Once the update is available, a notification will automatically appear on the phone's status bar. The user just needs to tap on the notification to download the update. Once download is completed, a pop-up notification to install the update will appear: tapping 'Install' will then start the installation.
The device will reboot twice during the installation of the update. Users should not turn off the device until the home screen appears.

Manual download/install procedure

It may take about one week for the system to complete the auto push. If the update notification/prompt is not received, it can be checked and initiated manually via the Settings System System Updates menu path.